Frances Dodds

Frances Dodds

Entrepreneur Staff
Deputy Editor of Entrepreneur

Frances Dodds is Entrepreneur magazine's deputy editor. Before that she was features director for Entrepreneur.com, and a senior editor at DuJour magazine. She's written for Longreads, New York Magazine, Architectural Digest, Us Weekly, Coveteur and more.

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This Cult-Favorite Pottery Brand Was Founded by the Great-Grandson of Henri Matisse. Now, Its Factory Is an Experiment in Equitable Labor Practices.

In Asheville, North Carolina. East Fork makes pretty, durable dinnerware. But its progressive culture and policies have made it a regional leader in manufacturing. Here's what it's like to work there.

Four Years Ago, This Chick-Fil-A Started Paying $17 An Hour. It Transformed the Business.

Back in 2018, Eric Mason made headlines when he began paying his employees a "living wage." On this side of the great recession, his experience could be a roadmap for other fast food franchises.

Jessica Simpson's Billion-Dollar Secret: 'Being Underestimated Is a Superpower'

Building a fashion empire has taught the pop star that when people assume you're clueless, it only gives you more time to prove them wrong.

'It's Just Human Nature:' A New Book Examines Why Our Work Is Better When We Work Less

Ready for the 4 day work week? Journalists Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel argue that conversations about the future of work too often miss the bigger picture.

Her Mom Sold Rice Cakes in a Refugee Camp. Now She Sells Her Mom's Hot Chili Sauce in Gourmet Grocery Stores. Her Mom Isn't Impressed... Yet.

As Lunar New Year celebrations begin, Lisa Tran tells the harrowing, inspiring story of her family's journey from Vietnam to Portland, Oregon, and reflects on the spirit of entrepreneurship that guided them every step of the way.

Pretty Rocks Made From Human Ashes? How This Founder Convinced "Incredibly Skeptical" Funeral Homes to Sell His Novel Service.

Parting Stone founder Justin Crowe realized that to make something new, he'd have to win over an ancient industry.

100 Women of Impact In 2021

Our annual celebration of the women leading today's most influential, innovative companies, and changing lives while they're at it.

You Know You're Good Enough, So Why Don't You Believe It?

Highly successful people often know intellectually that they are not failures, but truly believing it is another matter. A psychologist explains why.

'Max' Brenner Was Pushed Out of His Own Company, Financially Destroyed, and Banned From Making Chocolate For Five Years. But He Learned: 'Hell Has Benefits.'

After a crushing legal battle, the founder was ousted from Max Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man, and forbidden from any new ventures for five years. Now he sees the darkest time in his life as a gift.

She Gamed Groupon to Make $300,000 Doing Massage Therapy. Now She Runs a Million-Dollar Business Helping Black Spa Owners Do the Same.

Candace Holyfield is empowering Black spa owners to build bigger brands, and creating spaces to celebrate their accomplishments.

'So Many Lightbulbs Went Off': How This Couple's Stress-Soothing Invention Blew Up During the Pandemic

The Apollo Neuro is a new anxiety-reducing wearable backed by powerful research, and the powerhouse couple behind it has high hopes for combating the mental health crisis.

6 Ways You Can Support Black Businesses Long-Term

Want to see lasting diversity and equality in your entrepreneurial community? Here are some ways to put your time, money, leadership and know-how to work on evening the playing field for minority-owned businesses.

How to Come Up With Story Ideas People Actually Want to Read

Nine ways to write something that catches the light in the junkyard of internet content.

What Franchisors Need to Know When Hiring a Marketing Agency

To create consistency (and success) across multiple locations, franchises should find a marketing agency that understands their story-and knows how to tell it across platforms.

To Combat WFH Burnout, This Company Sent Employees to Work From Lakeside, Beachfront and Mountaintop Airbnbs

After working remotely in a Colorado vacation rental for a few weeks, the CEO of Dallas-based company OneDay decided to extend the experience to his employees. Here's how it turned out.

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